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    October 3, 2012
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good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. it's about time, and it's got all of washington buzzing. fan favorite teddy finally got his win today. >> he's lost more than 500 presidents races since the team came to washington. but now number 26 can chalk up one win on his record. there have been rumors for the past week the team would finally let him win. the nats even labeled the series against teddy in 2012. should teddy have won or stayed a permanent underdog? weigh in by voting on our nbc washington facebook page and let us know. >> he was jumping. but pretty humble in the end. now we've got a warning today about a computer scam. the federal trade commission is cracking down on telemarketers who prey on people concerned about their computers. >> they call offering to remove viruses, or spyware from your
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computer. that doesn't exist. you pay for it, and as danielle lee reports, they get access to your pc, and your credit card. >> reporter: the scam starts with a phone call. on the other end, an individual often from india, posing as a technical support. this recording from the federal trade commission, you hear the scammer in action. he calls attention to a standard computer utility area like this one. and pretends the messages are evidence of a virus. the scammer offers to remove this fake infection for access to your computer and up to $450. >> it's a very serious rip-off of consumers. >> reporter: ftc chairman says an international investigation turned up thousands of victims in the u.s. and five other countries.
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>> like playing the game of whack-a-mole, it's really for cyber criminals to find new and creative ways to deceive people. >> reporter: now a federal court has stopped a stop to this scam, freezing nearly $200,000 in assets. >> our sense is that this is a significant step in disrupting their operations. >> reporter: today's announcement, a major wakeup call for computer users around the globe. in washington, danielle lee, nbc news. turning to the weather, it was a foggy morning. and it's about to be a foggy afternoon. and fog is not the only thing commuters will have to deal with on the ride home. veronica johnson has the details. >> that's right, that fog was really thick this morning. it led to some, well, some kind of congestion on area roads. there were even a few schools closed. the capitol there, shrouded in fog. it was awfully thick with visibilities under a half a mile. that is just one eerie, weird type of shot there. you can expect more fog now
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developing during the overnight period, tomorrow morning. albeit i do not think it will be as thick or as dense as it was this morning. right now, some sprinkles moving through. as has been the case today. right now montgomery county, howard county, even a little bit of sunshine breaking through the clouds with the sprinkles coming down. we're in the 80s right now. mclean is at 82. hyattsville in prince george's county, 82. and 79 north of montgomery county at aspen hill. we're expecting a mild evening. with, again, some sprinkles around the area. 75 degrees by 11:00 p.m. we're talking about more fog. we're talking about more sprinkles. then we're going to get something else with the fog tomorrow morning. i'll have the details in just a couple of minutes. back to you. the trial of the sole survivor of a crash is now under way. rico richardson was a passenger in a stolen toyota echo in march. police pursued the car up connecticut avenue and around
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chef i chase circle before the car crashed into a tree and burst into flames. three other teens, including the driver, died. police were able to rescue richardson from the burning car. he now faces theft charges, but his lawyer has announced a lawsuit against police for $10 million. richardson claims police rammed the echo, causing it to crash. news4's jackie bensen is in the courtroom and will have the news for us coming up. this happened at the bill's cleaners on florida avenue northwest. you can see the thief pulling out a handgun then grabs cash out of the register, and walks out. then runs off. they're calling it the duel in denver. and the rumble in the rockies. five hours from now, the presidential candidates will take the stage at the university
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of denver for the first and some say the most important debate of the 2012 presidential election. nbc's steve handelsman joins us live from the arena with the story. steve? >> reporter: thanks, good evening. i can tell you this, the guy who's going to run this debate for all of us to learn from, you won't hear that guy call this a rumble in the rockies, mark jim lehrer will order those in the audience not to boo or his or clap. we, americans, can concentrate on what these candidates have to say. more than 60 million americans could watch tonight's debate. >> i've made up my mind, but i'd still like to see both of the candidates sweat a little bit. >> reporter: president obama looked relaxed this week. mitt romney, too. but he knows he has to change perceptions tonight.
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more voters now see romney negatively than see him positively. and that loses elections. >>. >> reporter: in virginia, romney's down by just two. with a lot on the line in past debates, romney has done well. >> going against romney is not a fun thing. he has the facts. he drills you, stays, tenacious. >> reporter: and sometimes aggressive. >> the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. don't use a term like that. >> reporter: aides admit barack obama in debates can sound like a professorial know it all. >> i understand the broader point that senator clinton has been trying to make over the last several weeks.
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>> reporter: tonight's format is from 2008. moderator jim lehrer, 90 minutes, no breaks. with possible fireworks. >> i think you'll see both of them be more aggressive than either of their campaigns have predicted because the stakes are pretty high. >> reporter: the content could get even tighter, after tonight's clash. but most here in denver agree, this race could be decided by this debate. live at the university of denver, steve handelsman, news4. and of course, nbc news will bring you live coverage of all three presidential debates. tonight's coverage starts at 9:00 right here on nbc 4. of course, tonight's presidential debate is the talk all over town. joining us with more is molette green. great to have you back again. >> great to be here once again. >> your listeners are rumbling. we talked p the rumble in the rockies. they have been weighing in. we're now less than five hours
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away. what are you hearing? >> you know what, our listeners are all geared up for this thing. likening it to a championship boxing match, thrilla in manila. maybe not that bloody. but it is must-see tv for a lot of reasons. people want to see the show of it all, but they want to see the candidates throw punches at each other and take jabs because they want to get details. they want to see where mitt romney is going to go after the president, and how the president's going to react. and where he will make his case. people are throwing watch parties, because they are so interested, at their home, meeting up at hotels, restaurant/bars. the debate will continue after the debate. we'll talk about it all at 7:00 tomorrow when we also analyze everything. >> sure. >> on our program, too. >> tomorrow the switchboard will be lighting up. monday morning quarterbacking. let's take a look at something
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now, mollet. an old video of barack obama resurfaced on fox channel yesterday. it features presidential candidate barack obama talking to an african-american audience back in 2007, about victims of hurricane katrina. first, let's listen to the clip. >> contains some of the most divisive class warfare and racially charged rhetoric ever used by barack obama. >> people asked me whether race was the reason response was so slow. i said this administration was color-blind in its incompetence. but -- but, everyone here knows that the disaster and the poverty happened long before the hurricane hit. >> now, nbc and several other media outlets also covered this speech back in 2007. so mollet, what did your listeners have to say on this? >> in large part, they said, who thought this was a good idea. and they're saying it actually
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could backfire for the conservatives here, because if a republican could fail, as was perceived back then, george bush, failed people who were most in need, goes back to the 47% comment, the undecided voters, middle class, those people who have admitted today they've needed government assistance, if a republican could fail those people, then possibly we might not want to take a chance again on a republican, when the country is in such dire straits and at a crucial point right now. >> it brings back the george w. bush name again. >> oh, yeah. >> which they've been trying to campaign away from. >> absolutely. >> you've already had two. you've got a big voter education turnout drive. this one in virginia coming up. >> next tuesday, from 10:00 to 3:00, we'll be in virginia at market square from 10:00 to 3:00. voter education, voter registration. last week we were in the district. people getting registered, getting information that they need. like where's my polling place? what issues are really on the
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ballot? we're teaming up with the board of elections to help people. it's all about educating and informing the community. >> they said october was when everybody was going to start paying very, very close attention. >> they're watching, listening, and forming opinions. >> this is it. mollet green, thank you for coming by. >> mm-hmm. the tale of the dueling divas, coming up on news4, a new video with nikki minaj screaming at mariah carey. is this an "american idol" meltdown or is it a truly made for television fight? also, why dogs are good for your health. why dr. jackie tells us why your pet could help you keep from getting allergies. and the chick-fil-a controversy. new comments about families.
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it's early in the audition stages, but there are apparently already some heated moments on the set of "american idol." tmz is reporting auditions in charlotte had to end early on
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tuesday after a blowout between mariah carey and nikki minaj. footage obtained by the site found minaj cursing at carey, and carey callinging nikki minaj immature, over a contestant's performance. producers are concerned about the two judges co-existing through the run of the show. new zealand has yanked former boxing champ mike tyson's entry visa. he was supposed to hold a charity event there next month, but it has been recalled now. tyson needed special permission to enter the country because of a rape conviction back in 1992. he spent six years in jail. we now know some of the top entertainers who will be in town later this month to honor ellen degeneres, the comedienne receiving the top humor prize, the mark twain prize for american humor. jimmy kimmel, steve harvey, lily tomlin, sean hayes and jason
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mirage will offer tribute performances. degeneres will receive the honor october 22nd at the kennedy center. dogs and allergies. according to conventional wisdom, if you have allergies, you don't get a dog. but research shows that's not necessarily so. in get healthy 4 "life" today, it shows dogs can actually prevent allergies. dr. jackie is here with us to flesh this out this afternoon. you say dogs can be especially helpful during cold season. explain that. >> this was an experiment done with mice. but if we were to take the mice and pretend they were people, the mice that hung out with dogs, really didn't seem to get the symptoms of particularly rsv, very common virus that really affects babies an awful lot. if you hang out with dogs, maybe you won't get as much mucous or inflammation because of the virus, because you've been ithdogs. >> interesting.
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and how would two dogs help ward off asthma? >> it seems to be something common in american studies. in european studies, they only needed one dog, but in the u.s. study you needed two. and this is the hygiene hypothesis, how much crud your immune system gets used to. if you take a child that's been around a lot of animals, they ward off lots of stimulants. >> we all know that when it comes to allergies, some breeds are better than others. but just how much does breed really matter? >> one would be that there are breeds that are less allergic than others. ask the obamas with bo. a portuguese water dog, less allergic dog. labradors are a popular breed, very allergic types of dogs. but there are things you can do in your house that could lessen the amount of exposure that you get. just don't keep the dog in the
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bedroom, be sure if you've got the dog up on the couch, make sure it's a leather couch so it's easy to clean. remove all carpeting. if you keep the dog in certain areas of the house, you can live happy with a dog, like i do, and i'm an allergist. >> containing the allergen. >> yes. >> and there are shots you can take. >> i have quite a few veterinarians whose jobs depend on this. you can have for shots for dogs if you turn out to be allergic. >> we've heard that dogs can keep your heart healthy. >> it's not clear how it works, it's clear that having a dog, though, does help. if you were to be a man that had a heart attack, chances are you'll be alive a year later if you have a dog greater than if you didn't have a dog. it may be something due to activity. what we do know is families with kids, and dogs, they're outside more often and adults will walk twice as much if they have a dog.
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>> ox i toes yin? >> it makes you feel chill and dogs will help you release that, what it does in the end is bring down your blood pressure, bring down your cortisol level, heart rate. it's why you feel bonded with your dog. you actually release more ox i to sin. it's good for your overall well-being. >> dr. jackie, thanks. >> remember, that's dogs, not so much cats. >> that's right. remember that. jim? i want to talk dog breath next time, jackie. for those licks. okay? when we come right back, veronica is in the storm center. clouds have moved out. >> yeah, they're starting to break up more and more. we're seeing more sunshine out there right now. what that's done has helped the mercury rise, we're at 80 degrees, reagan national airport. look at that, a little bit of blue sky there, right? we've got a warm surge of air that's moved in. nice and warm. yesterday we had a high temperature of 72. today 80 degrees.
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and again, a little humid, too. the dew point temperature is 67 degrees. let's take a look at temperatures throughout the rest of the area right now. we've got 79 gaithersburg. 81 fort belvoir. 84 in warrenton. that's our warm spots. here's what's going on. up to the north we have some sprinkles around damascus and areas north through howard county. still heavy toward baltimore county. there's just a few sprinkles left as we take a look at the wider view. you can see the spin right there. that is what's left of our weather system. an area of low pressure to our west. tomorrow, as that comes through, it's still going to be a little unsettled. we're still start out with morning fog. overnight, sprinkles. mild conditions. we drop to 75 by 11:00 p.m. upper 60s to 71 degrees to start the day. patchy fog. i think the fog is going to burn off a lot faster. here we go. let me take you through the future.
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clouds, morning showers, from 7:00 a.m. up until about noontime tomorrow. that's that area of low pressure coming through with the whole weather system. partly sunny afternoon. i think warm, too, with a high around 80 degrees. for friday, even more sunshine. because that system will have pushed further off to the east. we'll have high pressure moving in. and before next weather system, again, sunshine. so absolutely perfect. gorgeous weather coming up at the end of the week for your friday. there's the cold front that will produce a few showers around our area this upcoming weekend. we'll get a major change as we go from september type conditions to more like early november around here. that's right. so we're mild, humid for the evening. 70 to 77 degrees. for tomorrow morning, it's going to be mild again, foggy start. drizzle, a few showers, 66 to 72. you're going to need the umbrella early tomorrow morning. then you're probably going to need your sunglasses. it's also going to be a little breezy. as we get into the upper 70s to
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around 80 degrees, a little bit of a wind on you, warm conditions on friday, high of 82. there's the change. we step down to highs in the mid-70s for saturday, with a few clouds, then more clouds for sunday. and looking like sunday now that rain could hang on through the day, not just the morning. jim, pat? the next big thing could be small. still to come on news4 at 4:00, the new speculation that apple is about to unveil an ipad mini. the fashion secrets of mark zuckerberg. why this billionaire founder of facebook says he wears the same thing every day. what? and a sobering warning about a popular kind of smoke detector that may not
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big question of the day, will apple have its long-rumored ipad mini ready in time for the holiday shopping season.
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>> apple is said to be working on an ipad with a screen about two inches smaller than the current version. it would compete directly with amazon's kindle fire and google's nexus 7 tablets. the "wall street journal" says apple suppliers have started production of the ipad mini. and the tech giant is expected to send out an invitation next week for the big announcement. what do you wear if you're one of the world's youngest billionaires. facebook's mark zuckerberg said he has about 20 identical gray t-shirts so he doesn't have to worry about what to wear. it was part of zuckerberg's first tv interview since the rocky ipo. you can see the whole interview on the "today" show tomorrow morning right here on nbc 4. there he is, sporting that gray t-shirt. >> just your average everyday billionaire. >> keep it simple. another twist in the chick-fil-a controversy. still ahead, what the company's
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founder is saying about families. plus, the pope's butler admits to stealing from him. why he says it's for the goo of the church. and a news anchor fights back after a tv viewer criticizes her because of her weight. the on-air response that's led to national headlines today.
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startling claims that a popular style of smoke detector may not save your family in a fire. welcome back, everybody, at 4:30. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. when you buy a smoke detector, you think it will sound. >> an investigation by nbc's jeff rossen found that the most common type of smoke detector may give you little warning to
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get your family out in time. >> reporter: a desperate mother waking up to a house full of smoke, trying to save her kids. >> as i'm trying to get upstairs, my first thought is the four people that i have upstairs. trying to make sure they're not scared to death, that they're safe and that they're okay. >> i have four children dead in the house. it's burning! >> reporter: the kids didn't make it. cause of death? smoke inhalation. so why didn't they have more warning? after all, the deputy said the house had working smoke detectors. >> ix put fresh batteries in the smoke detectors, ix pushed the test button. so i knew it worked. and then when it was time, they never went off. >> reporter: amanda says she had the most common type of smoke detector, used in 90% of homes.
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inexpensive, easy to find alarms, that rely on ionization technology. they work well to detect fires with fast flames. but experts say some of the most deadly fires are the smoldering smoky kind that can fill your home with toxic gases while you sleep. experts say in those fires, ionization alarms don't work well, going off way too late, or not at all. >> that means that the individuals could have a fire in their home, and never receive a warning. >> reporter: don russell is a scientist at texas a&m. he's run hundreds of tests. >> when i go to the store to buy a smoke detector, i assume it's going to sound when there's smoke. >> that's a reasonable assuon wrong. >> reporter: his findings are a bombshell in the industry. that the most popular smoke detectors may not help you in a fire. you're about to see just how scary that can be. ix had dr. russell set up a test at the texas a&m engineering
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extension service. first, dr. russell placed three ionization detectors, the kind most of us have in a room with a couch. next, firefighters set a slow smoky fire using a soldering iron. we're watching on monitors outside. firefighters say every minute counts to get your family out. but watch. the room is filling up with smoke, and the smoke detectors still haven't gone off. it's been 30 minutes. >> the smoke is all the way to where the smoke detectors are. and ix still don't have any alert from the smoke detectors. >> reporter: finally, at 36 minutes -- >> ix did have a smoke detector going off. >> reporter: minutes later, the other two go off. just as the couch is about to erupt in flames. >> it's way too late. too dangerous. you couldn't get out of that room reliably. >> reporter: this is the type of smoke detector most of us have. about there's another technology
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out there that experts say gives you better warning in these fires. it's called a photo eelectric detector, and even government tests show it goes off much sooner in smoky fires. watch what happens when dr. russell sets up another test. this time with a photo electric next to the three ionization detectors. 17 minutes in, with barely any smoke in the room, the photo electric sounds the alarm. >> photo electric is telling us, you've got a fire, get out, solve the problem, get out of the house. >> reporter: meanwhile, toxic smoke is overtaking the room. in fact, it takes another 21 minutes before any ionization detectors go off. these seasoned firefighters are shocked. >> all i could think about was my own family. if i would haveled on the ionization, my family probably wouldn't make it out. with the photo electric, they
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would have plenty of time to get out. >> reporter: the technology has been and for decades. while the leading smoke detector companies make photoelectric alarms, they still sell most of their products without it. >> i think it's probably a business decision. >> the ionization detectors cost less to make? >> reporter: the company said all the detectors provide adequate escape time and meet safety standards. >> they will only respond when there is government pressure to do so. >> reporter: so ix went straight to the government agency overseeing the companies. the consumer product safety commission. >> why not tell the smoke detector companies, make sure to get that photoelectric technology so you're covered completely. why not mandate it. >> because both technologies are working and saving lives. >> ix know several cases where people say it did not go off. >> in those cases, they need to practice a fire escape plan.
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>> but if the smoke detector didn't go off, and the house is full of smoke by the time it does, what does an escape plan do? >> it helps them escape better when the smoke alarm eventually goes off. >> reporter: but eventually isn't good enough for amanda deputy, who lost nearly everything. >> i would like to think that if i had known, that i might have a family of seven instead of a family of three. >> to be clear now, no one is saying you should throw out your smoke alarm. fire officials say the best advice is to have both technologies. you can even buy dual detectors that have both in one, but they're harder to find in stores and they cost a little more. how the first couple is celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. even though it's the same night as that presidential debate.
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and the video that shows you how to parent gangnam style.
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new comments from
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chick-fil-a's president in the wake of that gay marriage controversy. during an interview over the weekend, dan kathy said families are important to those of us concerned about being able to hang on to our heritage. kathy kicked up a firestorm of protests the summer after he opposed same-sex marriage and said so. the comments divided patrons and politicians for and against the fast-food chain. they're focused on the big debate tonight, but president obama and the first lady are also marking a personal milestone, their 20th wedding anniversary is today. this morning the first couple exchanged tweets about it. the president wrote, 20 years ago today i married the love of my life and my best friend. happy anniversary, michelle. he signed it bo. mrs. obama, who is in reno tweeted back happy 20th anniversary, barack. thank you for being an incredible friend, father every
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day. a belated celebration will happen on saturday. they're both good at multitasking obviously. >> yes. a scandal at the vatican. still ahead, the butler who admits he stole from the pope. why he says the pontiff is vulnerable. veronica says more fog is on the way. she's going to tell us the other proble
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well, she asked for it, ix got them. you deliver, folks. >> everybody likes babies and pets, right? that's exactly what ix got. the nats photos ix requested, ix wanted to see your pets, babies, too. this is where ix want you to send them. i think ix got the video ready to roll, of all the pictures that you guys managed to send in. again, if you want to get
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pictures to us, look at that. so cute. nothing better than -- >> oh, cute! >> sleeping away. the big smiles, too. >> that's a big hat. >> that is where you need to send your pictures in. we'll get them on. right now, though, we've got showers moving through. you probably had some pictures of around sprinkles and cloud cover for today. that's what's on storm team 4 radar. a little left over right now. a fairly quiet radar. until ix get to tomorrow morning when we've got some more action in the way of fog and showers that are going to be moving back in. for the morning, here's the forecast for woodbridge. ix center on woodbridge, 78 degrees by 7:00 p.m. 75 by 11:00 p.m. partly cloudy conditions for tomorrow. but we're going to start out
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with some more fog. a lot of clouds. and a chance of even some showers, scattered showers between 7:00 a.m. and about noontime tomorrow. here's your future weather. you can see the cloud cover around tonight. there's the rain moving through early part of the day tomorrow. then i think maybe a slight chance of a shower for the afternoon. but still, we'll be getting more sunshine than what ix had today. high temperature tomorrow, topping out right around 80 degrees. then on friday, 82. and into the 70s, the first half of our weekend. ix are going to make our move from this september-like weather today, tomorrow, to more like early november for sunday, monday, even tuesday. highs in the low 60s to upper 60s by the end of next week. look at the overnight readings, upper 30s to mid-40s. i know you don't like it cold. >> so long to summer. a local news anchor in
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wisconsin fired back after a viewer e-mail criticized her weight. she responded on the air last night. as it was reported, the anchor called the e-mailer a bully. >> reporter: la crosse wisconsin anchor is used to reporting the news. >> heart disease is still the number one killer of women. >> reporter: not becoming it. but last week she became the center of attention after a viewer sent her a harshly critical e-mail about her weight. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make. i hope you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. outraged, livingston's husband posted the e-mail to facebook, where it received hundreds of
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responses, overwhelmingly supporting livingston. tuesday livingston took to the airwaves with a deeply personal commentary. >> the truth is, i am overweight. you could call me fat. and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family. and you have admitted that you don't watch the show. so you know nothing about me, but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> reporter: livingston, an emmy award-winning reporter, said she's used to critical viewer comments, but this message was much bigger than that. >> and here is where i want all of us to learn something from this. if you didn't already know, october is national anti-bullying month, and this is a problem that is growing every day in our schools, and on the
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internet. it is a major issue in the lives of young people today. and as the mother of three young girls, it scares me to death. >> reporter: in the end, livingston said her most important message was not for the person behind the e-mail, but for the children watching. >> listen to me right now. do not let your self-worth be defined by bullies. learn from my experience, that the cruel words of one, are nothing compared to the shouts of many. >> reporter: one woman's on-air response to an online attack. >> powerful response. >> good for her. coming up next on news4 at 4:00, arnold schwarzenegger comes to town, and reveals why he's being so public about his extramarital affair. and parenting gangnam style. a father proves the easiest way to get your kid to eat is just use the latest dance craze. coming up on news4 at 5:00,
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a toddler found wandering alone in a district park. tonight news4 is asking the boy's day care center how something like this could happen. it's just really special, that not every diver gets to do. >> a close encounter for a northern virginia firefighter who was on vacation after she comes face-to-face with a whale shark. and this story tonight on news4 at 6:00. >> reporter: the nats are in the play-offs. is the city ready with extra police to control the
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arnold schwarzenegger said he's going public about his affair because he might as well answer questions before it's required by his career. the actor and former california governor spoke to fans and critics in d.c. last night at an event hosted by washington post live. schwarzenegger had a child through an affair, as a result of an affair with a housekeeper
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that led to the end of his marriage to maria shriver. parents will try just about anything to get the babies to stop crying and eat their food. >> we've got a shot re, a dad in london relies on gangnam style, the new hit from south korean rapper psy. ♪ the father says usually mealtime takes at least an hour, but with the music playing, the baby eats those veggies without a single complaint. >> i was thinking he was going to do the lasso move. but he doesn't. >> he's busy. the hand is busy shoving the food in. a butler admits to stealing from the pope. why he says it was for the good
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the butler accused of stealing from the pope could soon learn his fate. >> reporter: this was paulo in his coveted role, one of pope benedict's closest aides. now the butler is the accused in a vatican courtroom charged with stealing a large number of the pope's personal letters and documents, some referring to infighting over construction contracts, cronyism and transparency. he admitted taking the documents but testified he doesn't feel guilty of a crime, only
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betraying the trust of a man he sees as a father. i was sure that a shock, even a media one, would have been healthy to bring the church on a right track. >> he was a known and trusted person. he spoke to many people about many issues of concern he said they came to him with. >> reporter: he described talking to the pope. i realize it's easy to manipulate somebody with enormous decision-making power. sometimes he would ask questions about situations he should have been aware of. he claims to have had no accomplices. there is one other vatican staffer accused of holding documents for him that his role is considered very minor. on saturday, this tribunal will decide his fate. he could face four years in prison. but everybody you talk to here fully expects the pope to pardon him. and as if this was not enough going on around here. take a look at this video. yesterday an italian man jumped over a railing out onto the dome
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of spst. peter's. back to you. a runny nose, how witnesses describe a 2-year-old left alone in the d.c. park. news4 went to the day care provider who was supposed to be watching him for answers. >> a close encounter from one of the world's largest creatures. what happens when she came face to face with this wildlife. and it's a moment, 356 races in the making. today, a victory for the underdog, as teddy wins the president's race. another big day for the nats fans. i'm jim handly. >> i'm wendy rieger. we begin with a teacher at a child care center in northwest d.c. who is facing disciplinary action after a toddler was left behind in a nearby park. >> the child is okay, but word has spread like wildfire among district parents who want to know how this could have